Legal Issues for Social Media Influencers


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

This CLE course will discuss the contractual and intellectual property issues that social media influencers need to be aware of in order to protect themselves as well as create profitable relationships. It will also cover the FTC rules for advertising on social media.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Contractual clauses that should be included in social media influencers’ agreements with businesses
•   Copyright and trademark issues that need to be negotiated prior to drafting influencer agreements
•   FTC rules that influencers need to be informed of before contracting with a business to do advertising work

Date / Time: April 20, 2020

•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern
•   10:00 am – 12:00 pm Central
•   9:00 am – 11:00 am Mountain
•   8:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: April 20, 2020

Christy L. Foley, Esq. is licensed to practice law in Florida and New York. Prior to opening her own firm in Florida in 2012, Christy worked with boutique law firms in New York City that represented filmmakers, musicians, and elite athletes. Now, Christy manages The Law Office of Christy L. Foley, which focuses on contract law and intellectual property law. Christy frequently helps entertainers (such as social media influencers, musicians, filmmakers, artists, and athletes) protect their work – and their personal appearances. She also assists small businesses with their contracts, copyrights, trademarks, and employment issues.

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Section I. Overview of the social media influencer concept

Section II. Explanation of key clauses influencer contracts need to contain

Section III. Summary of intellectual property issues that are presented in influencer agreements (including definitions of those forms of intellectual property)

Section IV. Review of FTC regulations regarding online advertising

Section V. How to counsel clients on both sides regarding FTC rules